Factbox - How retailers fared over Christmas
today Jan 23, 2012
With shoppers' disposable incomes squeezed by rising prices, muted wages growth and government austerity measures, UK retailers faced the toughest trading conditions since 2008 at Christmas.
Following is a summary of how they fared:
Sales up 10 pct in 3 months to December 31, international up 93 pct
Alliance Boots Health & beauty
Boots UK like-for-like sales up 4.1 pct in 5 weeks to December 31.
Revenue up 22 pct in 3 months to December 31.
Debenhams Dept. Store
Like-for-like sales, ex VAT, flat in 18 weeks to Jan 7.
House of Fraser Dept. Store
Like-for-like sales, inc VAT, up 11.1 pct in 5 weeks to December 31.
JD Sports Sports fashion
Like-for-like sales up 0.1 pct, ex VAT, in 5 weeks to January 7.
JJB Sports Sportswear
Like-for-like sales up 5 pct in 4 wks to December 26.
John Lewis Dept. store
Like-for-like sales up 6.2 pct in 5 wks to December 31.
Matalan Clothing, homewares
Like-for-like sales up 9.9 pct in 5 weeks to December 31.
Marks & Spencer Clothing, homewares
Like-for-like sales, ex food VAT, up 0.5 pct in 13 weeks to December 31.
Mothercare Mother and baby products
UK like-for-like sales down 3.0 pct in 13 weeks to January 7.
Mulberry Luxury goods
16 weeks to January 14 retail sales up 30 pct.
N Brown Home Shopping
Sales up 2.3 pct in 19 weeks to January 7
New Look Clothing
Like-for-like sales, inc VAT, up 3.6 pct in 5 weeks to December 31.
August 1 to December 24 total sales up 3.1 pct.
Shop Direct Home shopping
Total sales up 9 pct in 6 wks to December 31.
Like-for-like sales up 5.8 pct in 9 weeks to January 1.
Ted Baker Clothing
Retail sales up 15.7 pct in 8 weeks to January 7.
Store like-for-like sales fell 4.2 pct in 14 weeks to January 7.
(Compiled by James Davey and Mark Potter; Editing by David Holmes and Helen Massy-Beresford)
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